I have this large square Seth Thomas. It is in pretty poor condition but it seems to be very heavy duty compared to other clocks... and it also is 30 day which is interesting. There is a lot of dial damage. The movement is not exposed in any way. Any information and valuation? Thanks.
I don’t quite understand how this case was built. The hole is in the left side. The key hole is empty. There is many maybe flakes of lead paint which I may be concerned about. I don’t know what it’s supposed to do. The dial cover just slightly lifts up and is unlocked. Thanks.
How about some full pictures of all the sides. It's difficult to see what we're talking about.
Looks as if, in the last picture that the little square block of wood with the hole is attached to the front of the clock only where the dial sits. And a lock was or should be there. To enable opening the whole front of the clock with the bezel as one piece.
Are there any hinges on the right side front of the clock, besides the one hinge on the round door?
Don't know. But it is not common as far as I know. It's rather plain comparably, but I like the looks of it. And the 30 day option is desirable.
Need someone with a Trans Du Luy book or other reference to help.
No not really, Just adds to the mystery. The case has obviously had some modification. And I have yet to see a Seth Thomas clock of this type with beveled sides, and a wooden bezel on the dial.
The case shows evidence of a hinge, but don't see how that could ever have been used here. It was on the outside of the front.
I was expecting to see something like this. (With a barrel hinge)
Can't really see what the finish is like on it. If it's smooth, and not 'alligatored', I would probably clean it with GoJo and maybe some 0000 steel wool, and see what that does to it. Can't hurt anything. And if it's showing improvement then you could apply a coat of paste wax if you're satisfied with it.
Looks like it's also cracked right down the center.
Yea, that's a solid clock. The movement as mentioned is an 86 and looks to be in good condition. No one has discarded the stop works gears, that's good.
The case looks well built and original.
But, how did you get it open? And what part of the clock is shown in the 3rd picture? Looks like it might be the front door. Does it open from the front on hinges as we suspected?
Is it hinged from the front as we thought?
Your pictures are clear, but they are too close up for proper perspective, or to identify what part of it we're looking at.